Have You Tried Out This New Raging Trend In The Travel Industry?

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Gone are the days when a vacation meant forceful expenditure on hotels, because now there are alternate, cheaper options that you can go in for like hostels and homestays. While these two have been trending the travel charts for a while now, there's a recent addition to this list, a travel trend that you must experience–poshtels.

What are Poshtels?

Poshtels are ideal for travellers who don't want to spend enormous amounts of money on a fancy hotel, but at the same time, seek comfort and luxury that is a little more than what's offered in hostels. Basically, poshtels offer a high-end stay at an affordable cost and thus, simply put, are upscale hostels! Sounds like the best of both worlds, right? Here are a few cities in India and the world where you can stay at a poshtel.

High-cost of accommodation in the capital city of the country often acts as a deterrent to the duration of a vacation in New Delhi. Here's where you can stay instead.

Photo of LetsBunk Poshtel, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Saumiabee
Photo of LetsBunk Poshtel, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Saumiabee
Photo of LetsBunk Poshtel, Hauz Khas Village, Deer Park, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Saumiabee

Location: Hauz Khas

The Property: Right in the heart of the city, Let's Bunk is nestled amidst greenery and peace that is quite uncharacteristic of Delhi. This poshtel will please anyone who likes aesthetics, as each corner is carefully done up, with a very natural theme in mind. The highlight of Let's Bunk is its rooftop, where you can enjoy watching the sun set behind Hauz Khas lake and sip on tea as the birds chirp away.

Rooms: There are various segments of rooms that you can choose from; superior quadruple room (₹4500), superior king room (₹3500) Standard Queen Room (₹2500), a bed in 6 bed dormitory female only (₹850), a bed in 8 dormitory mixed (₹750). This price does not include breakfast.

The Pearl City down south, Hyderabad is renowned for its regal past, rich architecture, culture, and of course, its biryani that remains unmatched even today. Hyderabad has emerged as one of the most popular tourist destination in south India. Here's a poshtel where you can stay;

Photo of Fresh Up (Check-in Any Time & pay by Hour), Old Mumbai Highway, Greenland Colony, P Janardhan Reddy Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Saumiabee
Photo of Fresh Up (Check-in Any Time & pay by Hour), Old Mumbai Highway, Greenland Colony, P Janardhan Reddy Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Saumiabee
Photo of Fresh Up (Check-in Any Time & pay by Hour), Old Mumbai Highway, Greenland Colony, P Janardhan Reddy Nagar, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana, India by Saumiabee

Location: Gachibowli, Hyderabad

The Property: FreshUp goes one step further and takes a twist on the concept of poshtels by offering a stay on hourly basis. So, if you're just visiting the city just for a day but need a place to freshen up and rest till you late-night flight, just take a bed by the hour at FreshUp!

Rooms: A single bed at FreshUp will cost you about ₹2000 per night, to know cost by hour, you can contact them at: 8142854997. This cost includes access to shared washrooms, laptop safe, safety deposit box, games and executive lounge access.

There's no doubt that Bangkok is India's favourite international destination, owing to the fact that it is extremely cheap and home to some of the best beaches in the world. Truly, a perfect combination. Well, here's a way to cut down your expenditure even further, by staying at a poshtel!

Photo of Siri Poshtel Bangkok, Phraeng Sanphasat Road, San Chao Pho Sua, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Saumiabee
Photo of Siri Poshtel Bangkok, Phraeng Sanphasat Road, San Chao Pho Sua, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Saumiabee
Photo of Siri Poshtel Bangkok, Phraeng Sanphasat Road, San Chao Pho Sua, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand by Saumiabee

Location: Tanao Road, 10 mins. walk from Khas San Road, Bangkok

The Property: Poshtels are still a new concept in India, however, poshtels abroad have many more amenities and yet, they are cheap. At Siri poshtel, alongside an array of rooms to choose from, there are services like a full-fledged cafe, common room, television and laundry service. Located at a prime location, almost all the main sight-seeing spots are a tuk-tuk ride away from here. Moreover, Siri poshtel is only a short walk away from Khao San Road, the party hub of Bangkok, so of course it gets some bonus points just for that!

Rooms: There are about 13 variants of rooms that you can choose from, including different ranges of private rooms and beds in dormitories. A bed/room here will cost you as cheap as ₹950 to as high as ₹5000, breakfast included.

No trip to Thailand is complete unless you visit the famous Krabi island, popularised by Bollywood. Don't let your qualms about money stop you from going further down from Bangkok, you can save money and stay at a poshtel in Krabi too.

Photo of Amity Poshtel, Pak Nam, เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Saumiabee
Photo of Amity Poshtel, Pak Nam, เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Saumiabee
Photo of Amity Poshtel, Pak Nam, เมืองกระบี่ Krabi, Thailand by Saumiabee

Location: Maharat Road, Krabi

The Property: This is one of the best value properties in Krabi, complete with a restaurant and a terrace for brilliant city views. With beaches located just at a distance of 10km, this is probably the cheapest option for a stay in Krabi. The property is equipped with all modern facilities, along with neat and tidy room and washrooms.

Rooms: A bed in the dormitory will cost you about ₹750-₹850, while a private room with attached bathroom will cost you between ₹3000-₹5000, breakfast included in some cases.

Another favourite among Indian travellers is the exotic Indonesia, the world's largest island country! If you haven't yet been to the country, owing to high expenditure on accommodation, with this poshtel in place, you need to plan already!

Photo of Poshtel Ubud, Jalan Karna, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia by Saumiabee
Photo of Poshtel Ubud, Jalan Karna, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia by Saumiabee
Photo of Poshtel Ubud, Jalan Karna, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia by Saumiabee

Location: Downtown Ubud, Bali

The Property: With a completely Indonesian architecture and decor, poshtel Ubud will have your heart just as you enter its mighty gates. This poshtel is sure to take you by surprise as it functions and offers services almost like a 5-star hotel. The property is a perfect blend of the modern with traditional. The highlights of the property include a common lounge set up on the poshtel's rooftop.

Rooms: You can only opt for a bed in a mixed dormitory here, however, it will cost you as dirt cheap as ₹700, breakfast included! That's a steal, right!?

Located right below Thailand, Vietnam is a place where nothing but ethereal beauty blossoms. This is another beach destination that is gaining popularity among Indian travellers. Here's where you can stay.

Photo of BACKY POSH HOSTEL BY POSHTEL VIETNAM, Hàng Tre, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam by Saumiabee
Photo of BACKY POSH HOSTEL BY POSHTEL VIETNAM, Hàng Tre, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam by Saumiabee
Photo of BACKY POSH HOSTEL BY POSHTEL VIETNAM, Hàng Tre, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam by Saumiabee

Location: Hanoi Kiem, Hanoi

The Property: Backy Poshtel Hostel enjoys a central location in the country's capital that is established on the banks of Red River. Almost all important places for sight-seeing are located a short walk away from the poshtel. This is a quirky and cozy poshtel that you'll find very tastefully done up; with lamps, fairy lights and hammocks hanging at every other corner. With a kitchen and dining room, a stay at the poshtel gives you an opportunity to interact with their guests from all over the world.

Rooms: There are only dormitory rooms in this poshtel, ranging from mixed/female 8-10 bed dormitories. A bed at the poshtel will cost you somewhere between ₹450- ₹1200, breakfast included!

So what are you waiting for? Say bye to the fear of spending too much money or staying in shady places and opt for a poshtel stay during your next vacation!

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